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Tarboro in Edgecombe County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church

Historical Marker

 
 
St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 18, 2011
1. St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church Marker
Inscription. St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church was organized on the fourth Sunday in March 1866 under the leadership of George C. Caine.

The house of worship was erected on the corner of St. David and Granville Streets in 1869.

We are grateful to God for those who laid the foundation of St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church in Tarboro, N.C.

Among our most notable trustees were John C. Dancy, Jr., who was elected editor of the Star of Zion and trustee of Livingstone College in Salsbury, N.C. He was also very active politically on the local, state, and national level.

Franklin D. Dancy was elected as Tarboro's first black mayor in 1882. Served as town commissioner and state senator.

Dr. Milton D. Quigless Sr, established Tarboro's only black hospital in December 1946.

On September 16, 1999, St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church was destroyed by floodwaters of Hurricane Floyd. The following trustees worked untiringly to refurbish our 134 year old edifice and preserve our history by developing this historical site

Alonzo Street — Chairman Trustee Board Lovie Rooks — Chairman Historical Committee Lorna P. Lloyd — Co-Chairman Historical Committee Gloria B. Brown — Recording Secretary Henry L. Brown — Treasurer Mary B. Black Lucille Brown

The only
St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church photo on the marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 18, 2011
2. St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church photo on the marker
part of St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church remaining, at this location are the bell that was housed in the Church's steeple. A marble tablet containing the beginning history of our church and cornerstone.

The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
Psalm 121:8
 
Location. 35° 53.812′ N, 77° 31.787′ W. Marker is in Tarboro, North Carolina, in Edgecombe County. Marker is on East Granville Street near St. David Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tarboro NC 27886, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Cemeteries (approx. 0.2 miles away); George H. White (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph Blount Chesire, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); W.D. Pender (approx. mile away); John C. Dancy (approx. mile away); W.L. Saunders (approx. mile away); Henry T. Clark (approx. mile away); Occupation of Tarboro (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tarboro.
 
Regarding St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church. Today, even the "Bell", as mentioned, is missing
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 18, 2011
3. St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church Marker
St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church Marker site and missing mentioned bell image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 18, 2011
4. St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church Marker site and missing mentioned bell
St. Paul
African Methodist Episcopal
Zion Church
Historical Site
Dedicated
November 23, 2002
St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church Marker site image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 18, 2011
5. St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church Marker site
St. Paul A.M.E.
Zion Church
School
Tarboro Colored Institute
Established in 1869
First school for blacks in
Tarboro, NC
St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church Marker seen from East Granville Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 18, 2011
6. St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church Marker seen from East Granville Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 411 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 30, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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